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Christian "Hansel" Hansen, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, Lecturer, earned his BS in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy (2002) and a MS in Systems Engineering Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School (2007). Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, he has since served as a Naval Aviator, flying the E6-B Mercury as an operational pilot and flight instructor duty in both the T-34C Turbo Mentor and T-6 Texan II. He served onboard USS George Washington (CVN-73) as Tactical Action Officer, taking part in the historic homeport change to Yokosuka, Japan and catastrophic fire en route. He most recently served as N3 for air operations onboard USS IWO JIMA, which conducted coalition anti-piracy operations, participated in the successful evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, and the naval blockade of an Iranian convoy to Yemen. He has been deployed to the Arabian Gulf, Horn of Africa, Mediterranean, and Western Pacific. His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three Awards), and various campaign and unit commendations. LCDR Hansen joined the DRMI faculty in January of 2016.
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